Figs are heavily in season at the moment and it would be rude not to include them in a few recipes. This old dish of mine is also a favourite too.
I love the idea of adding an abundance of fruit to savoury salads and accompanying a goats cheese into the mix which compliments and ties together all of the flavours.
A combination of shredded pickled cabbage, fresh juicy orange segments, fresh figs, basil leaves and crumbled goats cheese followed by a drizzle of pomegranate molasses. Simple and delicious to throw together.
Why is it good for you;
Raw Cabbage is a great source of beta carotene (this is the precursor that helps vitamin A do its job – so great for your eye sight, helps with the making of protein in the body as well as supporting reproduction) a good source of vitamin C (immunity, cell health), K (blood clotting and bone building) and folate (helps reduce birth defects).
Oranges are a great dose of vitamin C, but also a good source of potassium, folate and thiamine. Oranges are also rich in flavonoids and antioxidants which will help nourish your immune system and high in soluble fibre which will aid with your cholesterol levels.
Figs are high in fibre which is beneficial for your digestive system and can aid in high cholesterol. Containing potassium which is crucial to maintain a fluid balance in the body, by helping to maintain water balance as well as proper nerve and muscle impulses. Raw figs also contain a significant source of calcium which can be great for bones, skin, nails and hair.
Basil is a great alkalinising and detoxifying herb, rich with vitamin C to aid with immunity but also a great anti-inflammatory as well as nourisher of your digestion and help eliminated oxidising free radicals. According to this book, it is also taken as a restorative, stimulant and nerve tonic and is used also as a carminative and disinfectant.
Enjoy bringing this one to the table, it certainly got a thumbs up from mine.